Keegan DeWitt is one of the more versatile and exciting young composers working in film and TV in 2018. Whether adding a refreshing voice to larger projects at HBO, SHOWTIME and FOX, or collaborating alongside notable independent filmmakers; his work crosses a large tapestry of styles and demands attention with its originality and emotion.
Over the past 5 years, Keegan has brought 15 films to the Sundance Film Festival; titles that would go on to garner an Academy Award, multiple Sundance Audience Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award. His work can also be heard on HBO's "Divorce". In addition to this, Keegan continues to expand on previous collaborative relationships with exciting young directors that have helped make his work a mainstay at festivals worldwide.
Alongside his work as a composer, he has performed as a singer-songwriter and was founding member of the band Wild Cub. Their song "Thunder Clatter" found success at radio and took them around the globe, with appearances on Jimmy Fallon and Conan Obrien.
Milan records announces the February 28 release of All The Bright Places (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) with music by composer and singer-songwriter Keegan Dewitt (Let It Snow, Trinkets, Her Smell). Available for preorder now, the album features music written by DeWitt for Netflix's newest film starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. The score marks the latest in a long series of collaborations between DeWitt and the film's director Brett Haley, who most recently worked together on the 2018 Sundance favorite Hearts Beat Loud. Making its debut alongside today's preorder is the soundtrack's lead offering "Wander" – listen here. Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places will premiere globally on Netflix Friday, February 28.
The Spool's Oluwatayo Adewole writes.....Based on an Aja Gabel short story and directed by Chad Hartigan, Little Fish follows a married couple as they try to hold onto what they love in a world ravaged by a pandemic. In a lot of ways, there are eerie similarities with our present reality, but the main difference is that the virus in this film slowly takes away memories – functioning very similarly to Alzheimer's. In the midst of a flurry of pandemic-themed media coming out which tries to reflect the situation which the world is presently in, Little Fish manages to distinguish itself from the crowd with its brilliant leads and emotional resonance.
Sean McElwee's beautiful cinematography, combined with Josh Crockett's sharp editing and the tender performances, make all these scenes hit hard. You feel the instability and pain that comes with the uncertainty of these lovers' future. Nothing is stable or permanent anymore.
That sense of loss permeates throughout Hartigan's story. There's an eeriness that's all too familiar to our current COVID anxiety: empty streets, constant bad news, collective trauma. Keegan DeWitt's score rings with emotional truth, punctuating moments of quiet loss. Mattson Tomlin's script offers up clever, harrowing moments when you see someone react to a dramatic onset loss of memory in public that gives some sense of unpredictability.
Little Fish is a heart-wrenching tale of struggle and loss that resonates with our present moment.
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VENTS MAGAZINE RJ Frometa writes.......Today, IFC Films has released their new film Little Fish in theaters and on-demand (Amazon, Apple TV), directed by acclaimed indie filmmaker, Chad Hartigan, starring Olivia Cooke and Jack O'Connell as lovers, as well as SOKO and Raúl Castillo. SOKO, who is notably a successful singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist alongside being an actress, released her new track "See You In The Dark" with composer Keegan DeWitt as part of the Little Fish Original Motion Picture Soundtrack last week. The rest of the 29-track album is out today with the film.
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Keegan DeWitt is the featured guest on our Keeping Score podcast, produced and hosted by Crossover Media's Max Horowitz. The All The Bright Places Composer reveals to us what it was like crafting the sweeping score, working alongside director Brett Haley, and recording at Capitol Studios.
Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Jennifer Niven, All The Bright Places tells the story of Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), who meet and change each other's lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. This compelling drama provides a refreshing and human take on the experience of mental illness, its impact on relationships, as well as the beauty and lasting impact of young love.
Keegan DeWitt is one of the more versatile and exciting young composers working in film and TV. Whether adding a refreshing voice to larger projects at HBO, Showtime and FOX, or collaborating alongside notable independent filmmakers; his work crosses a large tapestry of styles and demands attention with its originality and emotion. Over the past 5 years, Keegan has brought 15 films to the Sundance Film Festival; titles that would go on to garner an Academy Award, multiple Sundance Audience Awards, and an Independent Spirit Award. In addition to this, Keegan continues to expand on previous collaborative relationships with exciting young directors that have helped make his work a mainstay at festivals worldwide.
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Movies and series based on YA novels don't just have a look and feel of a YA novel, but they also have the sound of it, too. There's just something about the music in a young adult adaptation that sets it apart from others, and it all has to do with the soundtrack. The songs just don't set the tone of a scene, but they also make viewers feel a very specific way - almost as if you're yearning for your teen years again. And then of course the songs get stuck in your head for days and weeks, and that's exactly what happens with the soundtrack for Netflix's All The Bright Places. They'll make you feel, maybe even cry, and then you're going to want to listen to them all over again.
The soundtrack is a mixed bag of songs, as we've got some old, new, and also a score that's absolutely beautiful and composed by Keegan DeWitt. As for everything else you're going to hear in the movie, from what Finch (Justice Smith) listens to while he runs to the songs he plays in the car for Violet (Elle Fanning), here's what you're going to want to add to a playlist ASAP.
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